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Letters to Our Children/Grandchildren

At the Elder Sunday service on October 22, Elder Council member, Jim Brown, issued a “Call to Action”, under the theme of the service, “We were made for these times”.  In his call, he suggested that one thing we as parents and grandparents can do to offer a positive message to loved ones during these challenging times in our society is to write letters of hope and love to our children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren. In such a letter, we can convey powerful messages of support to younger family members or friends.  Words of hope, love and support can be very powerful when written from the heart, and they can be transformative, replacing uncertainty or fear with hope, conveying the values you want them to adopt and live by, and offering support for the positive actions they might take in their lives.

On behalf of the elders of our church, some with nearly 100 years of life experience, we, the members of the FCC Elder Council, encourage you to write a letter of hope, love and encouragement to one or more of the “next generation” members in your family—or to another young person you know.  We also ask you to sign the “Letters to Loved Ones” Pledge on the easel in the lobby of the church.  Doing so, we believe, will create a strong tide of love and encouragement to those who are following us on life’s journey and will empower them to help make a positive difference in their corner of the world.  Thank you for considering this brave and noble act of love for our families and our world.  “We were, indeed made for these times”, and we are called now to empower those who will follow us to lead lives that will help make the world a better place.  Please write this month to a younger person you love.  Perhaps arrange to have them receive your message at Thanksgiving, Christmas or as the New Year begins to inspire them to follow the path of hope, love and kindness that you pray will guide them on their journey.

The Wisdom Wall  

The members of the FCC Elder Council are honored to introduce the new FCC “Wisdom Wall”, which was unveiled for the first time on Elder Sunday, October 22. This project, led by Pastor Janet Scott, features photos and “words of wisdom” from church members who are age 90 or more. These elders, now in their 10th decade of life, have accumulated much wisdom along their life’s journey, and we wanted to capture some of that guidance in a way that would honor the lives they have lived and offer words to live by for those who wish to live similarly long and honorable lives. We encourage you to stop by the Wisdom Wall in the atrium, near the Fellowship Hall to visit these wise elders and to absorb a few words of wisdom you can carry with you on your journey out into the world.  Thank you to Suzanne Congdon and Pastor Janet for their work in creating this tribute to our wise elders.

What's Happening?

  • Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Advent is coming and we are preparing to share the rich stories of this season in our Advent pageant during worship in December. There are opportunities for all ages and all talents to help bring our...
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  • Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Dear Church Family, Thank you for the most amazing celebration of our 20 years together in shared ministry on October 29. For all of it I thank you: from giving thanks in worship for the journey...
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  • The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree, in the downstairs lobby, is a special Christmas tree that hangs heavy with gift tags with the names and gift requests from adults in two care facilities in our community: in Shelter Care’s...
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  • Women's Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    Women’s Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    All women of the church are warmly welcomed December 10 to Women’s Fellowship, a time of respite from the holiday bustle. Candles and Angel Cards will inspire an evening of reflection and friendship at this traditional Christmas gathering....
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  • CAHOOTS Food Drive
    CAHOOTS Food Drive
    FCC supports CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), a unique and critical community service coordinated by White Bird Clinic and the City of Eugene. CAHOOTS responds to non-criminal crises, including homelessness, intoxication, disorientation, and...
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  • Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Music, singing and special candle lighting for the season on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room.  All are welcome! Volunteers are needed for help setting up. Sign-ups in the lobby, or contact...
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  • FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    A combined choir of 40 FCC singers will present the charming Pergolesi/Durante Magnificat in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, December 17. The choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of UO music faculty/students, featuring...
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  • Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    What gift can we bring to the Christ Child? Our annual Christmas Special Offering will be received on Sunday morning, December 17. This Special Offering will be equally divided between two important efforts of the United...
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  • New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    Would you like to be part of a small group at church? Would you like to dig a little deeper into the scriptures? Disciplines may be for you! The small group lectionary Bible Study group called...
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    Housing Initiative Updates: Building, Renovating, Van and Squash!
    Fall has been a time of construction and growth for the FCC Housing Initiative and our partners. Ground was broken this summer for Square One’s Emerald Village Eugene (EVE) project and this tiny home community is...
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Upcoming Events

  • House Band Rehearsal
    December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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  • Advent Candlelight Garden
    December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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  • Festival Choir Dress Rehearsal
    December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Service of Longest Night
    December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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